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International journal of odontostomatology

On-line version ISSN 0718-381X


CAPUTO, Isamara Geandra Cavalcanti et al. Tooth Loss Related to Root Perforation: Legal Approach in Endodontic Practice. Int. J. Odontostomat. [online]. 2014, vol.8, n.2, pp.221-224. ISSN 0718-381X.

Most of the techniques used in endodontic treatment are limited to the internal space to the tooth, avoiding reaching the periapical region. However, some accidents can happen, such as fracture of endodontic instruments, perforation, leakage of material, tooth fracture among others, depending on the complexityof each case. The aim of this study was to report a case involving a tooth loss caused by root perforation. In this case, the patient filed a lawsuit against the former professional who had performed endodontic treatment requiring compensation for moral and material damages. In conclusion, the practice endodontic the clarification of the risks is crucial, considering the particularities of each case. Thus, it is suggested that the verbal and written information should be offered to patients.

Keywords : radicular perforation; accident; endodontic treatment; legal odontology.

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